Never Been Good by Christi Barth Review

Never Been Good
Bad Boys Gone Good #2
By Christi Barth
Release Date: April 3rd, 2018
Avon Romance
Source: ARC provided by the Publisher

Flynn Maguire isn’t really a bad guy. Sure, he worked for the mob, but he ran a legitimate business—on paper anyway—and it paid enough to keep his brother out of the lifestyle. Until they turned on him. Now he’s stuck in Witness Protection, tending bar in Nowheresville Oregon… and pissed the life he knew is gone. The only bright spot? Fantasizing about his quiet, secretive, beautiful coworker.

Sierra Williams is a woman on the run. All she wants now is to settle into small-town life… and ignore the brooding, sexy bartender who can’t seem to take his eyes off her. Flynn’s bad-boy vibe pushes all her buttons, but Sierra fell for the wrong man once already. She can’t afford to let her guard down again. Except Flynn’s tough exterior is slowly melting away to reveal the sweet man beneath and their attraction is too strong to resist.

Sierra and Flynn are falling fast, but they’re both keeping so many secrets. The truth could ruin everything… unless a girl who’s a little bad is perfect for a guy who’s never really been good.

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

I have been trying to get to this book for a while, but life happens! And nearly a year later here I am kicking myself that I have waited SO long. 

So we are back with the Maguire brothers *yay* and Never Been Good is Flynn’s story and if you have read book one of this series then you would know that The Maguire brothers are in the WITSEC program after exacting revenge on the Irish mob in Chicago, for murdering their mother! And while both Rafe and Flynn were both drawn into the mob, Flynn’s aspect of it was the clean side, running a legit construction business for the mob, but he was being set up as a fall guy for the mob bosses crimes! That was until Rafe revealed the truth, they turned states evidence and now there are in their fourth relocation to Oregon…but it’s all getting too much for Flynn.   

But what else is getting too much for Flynn, is seeing shy and quiet Sierra every day and not going after her! But unknown to Flynn, Sierra has her own past she is hiding from, but will these two give themselves a chance at happiness together. 

I have to say the Sierra and Flynn’s love story is such a sweet tale, so much more than I thought it would be. I love Flynn’s angsts, about feeling like a bad guy, who is trying to be good and making the best choices, even though his inner monologue is beating him up inside. And Sierra is such a sweetheart with an amazing talent!  

Christi Barth has done it again! As Never Been Good is an excellent book! One of which feeds my desire for mob stories, while feeding my soul for sweet romance! 

I give Never Been Good 5 stars! 



Christi Barth earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage. A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning. Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes award-winning contemporary romance, including the Naked Men and Aisle Bound series. Christi can always be found whipping up gourmet meals (for fun, honest!) or with her nose in a book. She lives in Maryland with the best husband in the world.


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